Job: Youth Services Librarian

General Information
Youth Services Librarian

Number position available:

Grade (24): $42,743.38 – $68,389.41/yr

Job Category:
Children's Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.





An employee in this classification performs at the professional level and functions as either a Children's Librarian, Reference/Adult Services, or Technical Services Librarian.  Position is responsible for the full range of activities associated with the delivery of public library services in the specific area. Employee exercises considerable independent judgment and initiative and reports to the Library Manager.






The list of duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.




  • Performs evaluation and selection of materials based on needs and requests presented by library patrons.

  • Assists in all aspects of the library’s collection maintenance and development.

  • Provides reader's advisory, reference and information services, and interlibrary loan services.

  • Plans, develops, and delivers library programming applicable to the assigned audience.

  • Participates in all aspects of publicity, marketing public relations, and outreach services.

  • Represents the library in the community, addressing groups and organizations on various topics and promoting library services.

  • Trains, supervises and evaluates support staff and volunteers in specific area of library service.


  • Develops reports, maintains files and records.

  • Maintains statistics and analyzes data relative to specific area of library service.

  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in library science and library programming for application to functions under charge.


  • Performs evaluation of donated materials to ensure physical integrity; identifies resources that are damaged, obsolete or otherwise in need of repair or disposal.

  • Evaluates condition of existing materials and resources; selects replacements for purchasing to ensure the continued maintenance and size of the overall collection.

  • Supervises staff engaged in the receipt, inventory, cataloguing, indexing, and processing of library acquisitions.

  • Identifies unique cataloguing issues and determines and establishes policy for future occurrences of same.

  • Locates bibliographic records in situations where no standard records are available within the existing database resources.

  • Creates original or complex-copy catalog records of unusual titles so that records are made available.

  • Inventories processing supplies to ensure and maintain adequate stock levels; initiates purchasing as required.

  • Assists in all aspects of the library’s patron services as needed including locating materials, checking out materials, and providing technical computer support.

  • Requires regular attendance to scheduled work shifts.









Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution in Library Science; or Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years’ experience in either 1) providing patrons with all forms of library services and library programming or 2) cataloguing and indexing for library collection and maintenance, may substitute for the desired Master’s degree.



Job open date:

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

1298 NE 37th ST

Oakland Park



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library

1298 NE 37th ST

Oakland Park



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Uma DeBarros

Contact Email:

Contact Phone:

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How to apply




Submit official City application, and required attachments to:


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